Have you been considering applying for TPS but aren’t sure if this is the right route for you? Did you type “immigration legal services near me” only to find that there were no legal services around that “spoke your language,” whether figuratively or literally? Those are just some of the reasons that many of our clients have found their way to us. At the Rijal Law Firm, we speak Gujarati and Nepali in addition to English, which allows us to better help corporate and individual clients the world over. TPS and its renewal have been in the news recently. Below are some facts that we’ve found many aren’t may not necessarily be aware of.
TPS Eligibility Can Be a Bit More Strict Than You Might Believe
Many think that, to be eligible for TPS, they have to be a national of a country with TPS. However, that’s not all that it requires. On top of that, you need to have continuously resided in the US since a date that was specified by the Secretary of Homeland Security and have been physically continuously present in the United States since your country was designated TPS. On top of that, you have to “pose no threat to the US.” If you are unsure about your qualifications or believe you qualify, we can help you to determine the best path forward.
TPS Evidence Can Be Extensive
You probably already know that there are many forms associated with TPS that must be filled out completely and accurately to be successfully granted TPS. We can help with those as well. Additionally, you need to submit plenty of supporting documentation. This can include evidence of your nationality, your identity, as well as the date of entry evidence, continuous presence evidence, and much more. It’s understandable to be a bit overwhelmed by this. We can help to put together the best, most compelling case on your behalf.
What TPS is and What It Isn’t
It’s at this point that we would inform you that, Temporary Protected Status, in and of itself, doesn’t provide you a path to green card or citizenship. However, it doesn’t preclude you from being eligible to apply for citizenship, nor does it take away any eligibility you might have to do so. With TPS, you’ll have temporary authorization to work in the United States, too.
Many “Immigration Legal Services Near Me”
It’s entirely possible that you read this part of the blog and thought: “That sounds like it might be right for me, but I’m not sure.” That’s something else that we can assist with. If you’re looking to immigrate to the United States, we encourage you to reach out to us. We can schedule a free case evaluation. During that, we’ll go over your case thoroughly, determining exactly what the best path for your immigration journey may be as well as how we can help. To schedule this, you can message us through our site or give us a call.